Garland is one of the top pitchers available on the market; however, Garland has a minimum of 4.25 million dollars left on his contract and a 2.5 million dollar buyout for the 2010 season. Garland will make five more starts, so teams won't be adding the right-hander unless the Diamondbacks take on the majority of his contract.
|2009 - Jon Garland||6-11||26||25||1||0||0||0||154.2||173||86||76||17||50||74||4.42||1.44|
Despite Garland's numbers, his success in the postseason cannot go unnoticed. In 2005, Garland owned a 2.25 ERA through 16 innings with 11 strike outs to just 3 walks.
The Cardinals and Dodgers both have made additions, making a Garland trade less likely. The Marlins have been linked to a couple available starters, and could make a late season trade for the veteran.